Overview

The dramatic landscapes of New Zealand invite adventure. From the volcanic geothermal regions and rolling green hills of the North Island, to the glacier-carved valleys and mountain ranges of the South Island, the activities on offer are diverse. Hiking in New Zealand - or tramping as it's called here - ranges from gentle rainforest walks and waterfall trails, to alpine terrain and glacier heli-hikes. Ski holidays are popular in the alpine regions, particularly Queenstown and Wanaka, and mountain biking is offered throughout the country with a well-managed network of bike trails spanning New Zealand. Kayaking and sailing the Marlborough Sounds and Bay of Islands in the north are other drawcards for the active traveller. Whatever your adventure, include accommodation in one of New Zealand's Luxury Lodges or unique Homesteads for an unforgettable journey.

Browse our recommended New Zealand lodges, walks and private journey options for inspiration, or please get in touch if we can plan a personalised journey for you.

Featured image: Milford Sound

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New Zealand's Great Walks are truly world-class. Tackle the Milford Track and Routeburn on our signature Blanket Bay Walk, or try a private coastal walk on the Abel Tasman or Queen Charlotte.
Ed - Walk into Luxury walks specialist

Frequently asked questions

Best Luxury Lodges and Villas in New Zealand

New Zealand's best luxury lodges and boutique retreats celebrate the alpine, coastal and rural landscapes of the North and South Island; read on for our selection of New Zealand's best luxury accommodation

Best Day Hikes in New Zealand

New Zealand's landscapes are awe-inspiring and, in our view, best seen on foot. From volcanic landscapes to lush coastal forests and alpine views, here's our pick of New Zealand's best day hikes.

Best Great Walks of New Zealand for the Luxury Traveller

Discover New Zealand’s Great Walks, a series of premier walking trails through iconic landscapes of the North and South Island. Here are our recommendations on the best walks in New Zealand for the luxury traveller.

Best Ski Fields in Queenstown and Wanaka

Queenstown and Wanaka's best ski fields are world-class, and well worth considering for your next luxury ski holiday